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Friday, Aug 27
Whittier college students study abroad.

More than 65 Whittier College students went abroad last academic year, venturing all over the world, representing Whittier College in Denmark, France, Spain, England, Scotland, Ireland, Russia, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Austria, Jordan, Ghana... More

Tuesday, Aug 17
Whittier college's diversity noted in college rankings

It's that time of year again when college rankings are released in anticipation of the fall college application process. Whittier College has once again been included in the college ranking lists released by US News and World Report, Princeton... More

Monday, Aug 16
New Whichita Elementary school to be named after el jefe martin ortiz '48

A school board in Wichita, KS, has voted to name a new elementary school, slated to open in 2012, after the late Martin Ortiz, well respected staff member and alumnus. Ortiz, a Wichita native, was the oldest of 12 children. At the age of 13, during... More

Wednesday, Aug 04
Dr. Overmyer-Velazquez publishes new book that deal with international activism.

Rebecca Overmyer-Velazquez, associate professor of sociology at Whittier College, recently published the book, Folkloric Poverty: Neoliberal Multiculturalism in Mexico (Penn State Press). The book tells the story of an indigenous peoples movement in... More

Tuesday, Aug 03
Whittier's mens basketball team travels to Costa Rica

As part of their international tour, the Whittier College men's basketball team is in San Jose, Costa Rica this summer. Fans can stay up-to-date through a team blog written by Jake Carter, son of head coach Rock Carter. Here are some excerpts from... More

Sunday, Aug 01
Whittier College named a "Best in the West" College by the princeton Review

Whittier College is one of the country's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features the school in the new 2011 edition of its annual college guide, The Best 373 Colleges... More

Tuesday, Jul 27

Playing to her strengths, aspiring television journalist Yasmin Khorram produced a 60 Minutes style documentary on the 2009 Iranian elections for her Whittier Scholars senior project. Khorram's documentary, So Far Yet So Near: Iranians View Their... More

Thursday, Jul 22

Earlier today, President Sharon Herzberger was a guest on Minnesota Public Radio's news magazine, Midmorning, speaking about Whittier College's successful efforts to matriculate and graduate Latino students. According to a new report by the... More

Thursday, Jul 22
Alumnus Michael Muller '01 wins Jeopardy.

Whittier College graduate Michael Muller '01 made his television debut on the popular game show Jeopardy this week. According to Muller, his half-hour stint on one of the longest-running television quiz shows was an event that was years in the... More

Friday, Jul 16
Poet Lacrosse Player Sam Russel '12 Makes his first goal in world games.

Thursday marked the official start of the Lacrosse World Championships being held in Manchester, England. Whittier junior Sam Russell, the second-youngest member of the senior English squad and a "rising star" in England lacrosse, scored one of a... More